How Sleep Affects Memory

The purple bags under your eyes aren’t the only effect of sleep deprivation. Did you know that a lack of sleep can also affect your mood, motivation, judgment, and even memory? According to researchers from Harvard, seven hours of sleep is an average amount that helps maintain memory and accuracy later in life. The studyContinue

Sleep Apnea and Driving Shouldn’t Mix

Sleep apnea is a condition that disrupts breathing while a person is asleep. There are two main types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Central is connected to the brain’s inability to send proper signals while obstructive has to do with narrow airways or blockage of the airway while sleeping. The trouble with sleep apneaContinue

Can Sleep Apnea Come In Children?

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) in the United States when dental professionals, healthcare providers and others across the country work to promote good oral health in kids. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental checkups helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth, gumsContinue

Snoring is a Turn Off

Valentine’s Day is the day of love when couples of all ages exchange gifts, chocolates, cards and flowers. It is definitely a day when there’s lots of romance in the air as people are busy showering each other with love and affection. But if you happen to snore while you sleep, your romantic plans forContinue

The Case for Compliance Monitoring

In partnering with Braebon, SomnoMed now has the first FDA approved mandibular advancement device in the US that has the capability to objectively monitor the number of hours that the patient uses the device over several months. While there has been an overwhelmingly positive reception to this development, I have come across some rare skepticsContinue

Can Sleep Apnea Impact Kids?

At our sleep clinic, we treat sleep apnea and know that this condition can impact virtually anyone. It is significantly more common in adults and can be exacerbated by being overweight or drinking alcohol before bed. Still, children have been known to develop obstructive sleep apnea, as well. What are the signs? If your childContinue